Category Archives: In Memory

NABOB Celebrates the Life & Service of NABOB Board Member Lois Wright

Lois Wright, the longest serving member of NABOB’s Board of Directors, passed away recently after battling cancer. Lois Wright was one of the pillars of NABOB. Lois joined Inner City Broadcasting Corporation (ICBC) in 1980 as General Counsel, and she joined the NABOB Board of Directors as Counsel to the Board that same year. She was later promoted […]

NABOB Mourns The Passing of Jerry Lopes

The broadcast industry lost a true pioneer in the recent passing of Jerry Lopes at age 72. Before his retirement in 2019, Jerry served as President of Program Operations & Affiliations at American Urban Radio Networks for twenty-six years, and as member of the NABOB Board of Directors. Jerry’s broadcast career began with the Armed […]

NABOB Remembers Broadcast Legend Pervis Spann ‘The Blues Man’; Co-Founder of Midway Broadcasting Corporation

Black Radio lost a giant. WVON Radio announced the passing of its President Emeritus, Pervis Spann, Co-Founder of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, the station’s parent company. Spann died following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 89.   Spann’s broadcast career spanned more than 60 years. In 1963, he became the second disc jockey hired by […]

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